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03 January 2011 @ 02:40 am
...yeah.  
I almost forgot: this book has apparently been out for months, but I only saw it for the first time the other day, in the library. So:

Romeo and Juliet and Vampires
http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Romeo-Juliet-Vampires/?isbn=9780061976247

I just...I can't even.
 
 
 
viomisehuntviomisehunt on January 3rd, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
WHY?
tempestsarekind: excuse me whattempestsarekind on January 3rd, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
I DON'T KNOW!
viomisehuntviomisehunt on January 4th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
That just makes me sad, but I guess different strokes.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on January 4th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
I'm just really over the whole "take classic literature, add vampires!" thing. (Or zombies, or androids, or whatever.)
Elliptic Eye: FORSOOTH! zomgelliptic_eye on January 4th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
Yeah. The problem with the "Just Add Ghouls" formula is that the gag fits in the title.
tempestsarekind: martha jones is a startempestsarekind on January 4th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Exactly--there's really nowhere to go once you've read that phrase; you can pretty much guess how things will end up!
Nea: blehneadods on January 4th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
I thought we'd hit the nadir with Dick and Jane and Vampires, but apparently no, they hit bottom and started digging...
tempestsarekind: your strange behavior puzzles marthatempestsarekind on January 4th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Dick and Jane and Vampires

...whaaaat.
Neaneadods on January 4th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Borders. I wish I was Sherlock, and could delete things from my memory...
tempestsarekind: facepalmtempestsarekind on January 4th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Seriously. Because that is something no one needs to have, taking up space.
the love song of j. aimee prufrocke: phantasm | black is the colourfaeriemaiden on January 6th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
I don't know, if it involved Dick and Jane being eaten by vampires on the second page and the rest of the book was vampires attempting to figure out how to teach children to read (and having been turned during several very different periods so one vampire has, like, a hornbook and the other vampires are disgusted with him and they start bickering about methods) and acting out what they think are normal scenarios for the kids, only filtered through bloodlust and history, and using large words and mythology/Shakespeare/Biblical references because talking down to the kids is a reasonably modern invention, until the hornbook vampire is all "FINE! SOUND THIS OUT! IT'S HOW MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME!" and throws a copy of some large classic on the table and stalks off--

--Well, that book probably is not the one that exists, but I would totally read it.
tempestsarekind: ofelia readingtempestsarekind on January 7th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
I would not only read this book. I would cuddle it, and beam delightedly at it, and buy it for all my friends. For it would be fantastic.

having been turned during several very different periods so one vampire has, like, a hornbook and the other vampires are disgusted with him and they start bickering about methods

Seriously, I would beam at it. People (or former people) from different time periods having to interact is one of my favorite things.